YO! Sushi, Haymarket, London SW1Y

Catering for American taste buds in London, UK

The Laughing Halibut Fish & Chips, Strutton Ground

London, UK, images; cafes and restaurants – St James’s

YO! Sushi, Japanese Restaurant, 57 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX

Nearest Underground Station: Piccadilly Circus Station

"Hot - Japanese Style", Haymarket, London, UK
“Hot – Japanese Style”: Yo! Sushi, HayHaymarkeymarket
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A Crocodile in St James’s Park, London?

London, UK, images; parks and gardens – royal parks

St James’s Park – with its grand view westwards to Buckingham Palace and eastwards to the majestic buildings of Whitehall – was established by King Henry VIII.

St James's Park's lake in London, UK
St James’s Park’s Lake in London

Address and postcode: St James’s Park, Westminster, London SW1A 2BJ

Nearest Underground Station: St James’s Park Station

From a Public Information Point at St James’s Park:

“Welcome to St James’s Park Lake

• A royal menagerie

What’s the link between a crocodile, five camels, a ‘red-wine loving’ elephant and a pelican? They have all inhabited St James’s Park. Don’t worry, the real crocodile and elephant were only here in the 17th century, when they were a gift from the King of Spain to James I!

• The Ambassador’s pelicans

Pelicans were first introduces to St James’s Park in 1664 as a gift from the Russian Ambassador. This was the start of a long royal tradition for collecting exotic and unusual wildfowl. Today, over 30 species of waterfowl still breed on the lake including mallard, golden eye, tufted duck, shelduck and wigeon.

Duck Island Cottage: Once a store for bicycles confiscated in St James’s Park

Writing in 1664, the famous diarist, John Evelyn, records a strange sight (amongst many) in St James’s Park. He saw a Balearian crane with a wooden leg, with a joint, made for the bird by a soldier! He noted that the crane could ” walk and use it as well as if had been natural”. He also speaks with interest of a solan goose, a stork, a milk-white raven and many other beasts and birds.”

A “Sainsbury’s bee” gathering honey on Tesco’s premises?

Bus to/from Oxford Street, London, UK

London, UK, images; public transport

Buses routes to/from Oxford Circus Underground Station (public bus map)

• Oxford Street bus stops:

– Bond Street (for Selfridges)

– Oxford Circus

– Oxford Street, Great Titchfield Street (Photographers Gallery)

– Oxford Street, Wardour Street

– Oxford Street, Soho Street

Public bus map on Oxford Street: Buses from Oxford Circus
Public Bus Map on Oxford Street Displaying Bus Routes to/from Oxford Circus

• “Key: Connections with London Overground • Connections with National Rail • Connections with Docklands Light Railway • Connections with river boats”

“Route finder:

Day buses including 24-hour services

Bus route – Towards

• Bus route 6 (24-hour service): Aldwych – Willesden

• Bus route 7: towards East Acton

• Bus route 10 (24-hour service): Hammersmith – King’s Cross

• Bus route 12 (24-hours service): towards Dulwich

• Bus route 13: Aldwych – Golders Green

• Bus route 23 (24-hour service): Liverpool Street – Westbourne Park

• Bus route 25 (24-hour service): towards Ilford

• Bus route 55: towards Leyton

• Bus route 73: Stoke Newington – Victoria

• Bus route 88 (24-hour service): Camden Town – Clapham Common

• Bus route 94 (24-hour service): Acton Green – Piccadilly Circus

• Bus route 98: Russell Square – Willesden

• Bus route 137: towards Streatham Hill

• Bus route 139 (24-hour service): Waterloo – West Hampstead

• Bus route 159 (24-hour service): Marble Arch – Streatham

• Bus route 189 (24-hour service): towards Brent Cross

• Bus route 390 (24-hour service): Archway – Notting Hill Gate

• Bus route 453 (24-hour service): Deptford Bridge – Marylebone

• Bus route C2 (24-hour service): Parliament Hill Fields – Victoria

Oxford Street/Oxford Circus in London, UK
Oxford Street/Oxford Circus in London

“Destination finder

Destination – Bus routes

• Abbey Road – 139, 189

Acton Green – 94

Albany Street – C2

Aldgate Station – 25

Aldwych, for Covent Garden – 6, 13, 23

Archway Station – 390

• Baker Street, for Madame Tussaud’s

Bank Station – 23, 25

Battersea Park Station – 137

Bayswater Road – 94, 390

Bow Church – 25

British Museum – 98

Brent Cross Shopping Centre – 189

Brixton Station – 159

Brondesbury Station – 189

Bruton Street, Berkeley Square – C2

• Camberwell Green – 12

Cambridge Heath Station – 55

Camden Town Station – 88, C2

Charing Cross Station – 6, 13, 23, 139

Clapham Common Station – 88, 137

Clerkenwell Road, Rosebery Avenue – 55

Conduit Street, New Bond Street – C2

County Hall; for St Thomas’ Hospital, London Aquarium and London Dungeon – 12, 453, 159

Cricklewood Station – 189

• Dorset Square, for Marylebone – 13, 139, 189

Dulwich, Library – 12

• East Acton Station, and Telford Way – 7

Edgware Road – 6, 7, 23, 98

Elephant & Castle Station – 12, 453

Euston Station, and Euston Square – 10, 73, 390

• Gloucester Place – 13, 139, 189

Golders Green Station – 13

Goodge Street – 10, 73, 390

Great Portland Street Station – 88, C2, 453

Green Park Station – C2

• Hackney Central Station – 55

Hackney Downs Station – 55

Hammersmith Station, and Bus Station – 10

Holborn, Bloomsbury Square – 55

Holborn Station, Procter Street – 25

Hoxton Station – 55

Hyde Park Corner Station – 10, 73, 137, C2

• Ilford Station, and Hainault Street – 25

Imperial War Museum – 159

Islington, Angel Station – 73

• Kennington, Oval – 159

Kensal Rise Station – 6

Kensington Olympia Station – 10

Kentish Town Station – C2

Kilburn Station – 189

Kings Cross Station – 10, 73, 390

Knightsbridge [Harrods] – 10, 137

• Ladbroke Grove Station – 7, 23

Lambeth North Station – 12, 453, 159

Lancaster Place, Somerset House – 139

Leyton, Baker’s Arms – 55

Liverpool Street Station, and Bus Station – 23

• Maida Vale Station – 98

Marble Arch Station – 6, 7, 10, 73, 23, 94, 98, 137, 159, 390

Marylebone Station – 453

• New Cross Station, and Bus Garage – 453

New Cross Gate – 453

Notting Hill Gate Station – 94, 390

• Old Street Station – 55

• Paddington Station – 7, 23

Park Lane Station – 10, 73, 137

Parliament Hill Fields – C2

Peckham, Town Centre – 12

Piccadilly Circus Underground Station – 6, 13, 23, 94, 139, 159, 12, 88, 453

Portman Street – 13, 139, 189

• Queen’s Park Station – 6

Queenstown Road Railway Station – 137

• Regent’s Park Station – 453

Royal Albert Hall – 10

Russell Square Station – 98

• St Pancras International Station – 10, 390

St Paul’s Underground Station – 23

St Paul’s Cathedral – 23

Shepherd’s Bush Station, for Westfield – 94

Shoreditch, Town Hall – 55

Sloane Square Station – 137

Stoke Newington Common – 73

Stratford Station, and Bus Station – 25

Stratford High Street – 25

Streatham Station – 159

Streatham Hill, Telford Avenue – 137, 159

Swiss Cottage Station – 13

• Tate Britain – 88

Theobald’s Road – 55

Tottenham Court Road Station – 10, 73, 390, 25, 55, 98

Trafalgar Square – 6, 13, 23, 139, 159, 12, 88, 453

Turnham Green Station – 94

• Vauxhall Station – 88

Victoria Station – 73, C2

• Warren Street Station – 10, 73, 390, 88

Waterloo Station – 139

West Hampstead Station – 139

Westbourne Park Station – 23

Westminster Station; river boat pier and Parliament Square – 12, 88, 453, 159

Whipps Cross – 25

Whitechapel Station, for Royal London Hospital – 25

Whitehall – 12, 88, 453, 159

Willesden, Bus Garage – 6, 98″

 

Shopping Guide to the Piccadilly Circus Area, London

Connections to/from Piccadilly Circus Underground Station

London, UK, images; public maps

Public map: Shopping and entertainment guide for the Piccadilly Circus area
Public Map: Shopping and Entertainment Guide to the Piccadilly Circus Area

Public map: Bus routes to/from Piccadilly Circus

• Marylebone Village, Manchester Square: Boutique

• Harley Street: Medical

• St Christopher’s Place, Cavendish Square, OxforStreet, around Bond Street Underground Station: Fashion

Fitzrovia

• Fitzroy Square, Cleveland Street, around Warren Street Underground Station: Homeware

• Charlotte Street, Bedford Square, between Goodge Street Underground Station and Tottenham Court Road Underground Station: Electrical [goods]

• Cavendish Square, Great Titchfield Street, Hanover Street, between Oxford Circus Underground Station and Tottenham Court Road Underground Station: [general] shopping; Market Place; Berwick Street Market to the south

Soho

• Soho Square, Old Crompton Street, Chinatown, Golden Square, north of Piccadilly Circus Underground Station and Leicester Square Underground Station: Art, nightlife, theatre, restaurants

Covent Garden

• Neal Street, Covent Garden Underground Station: Boutique shopping

• Leicester Square, St Martin’s Lane, south of Leicester Square Underground Station, north of Charing Cross Underground Station: Entertainment, fashion

St James’s

• Piccadilly, between Piccadilly Circus Underground Station and Green Park Underground Station to the east and Bond Street Underground Station to the north: Menswear, Jewellery, Restaurants, theatre

Within 15 minutes walking distance from Piccadilly Circus: Selfridges and Oxford Street
Within 15 Minutes Walking Distance From Piccadilly Circus: Selfridges and Oxford Street

Some of the notable shops and places of interest: Selfridges, Wallace Collection, John Lewis, Claridge’s, Liberty, Hamleys, Fortnum & Mason, Orvis, Trocadero, National Gallery, St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, Seven Dials, BT Tower, Euston Tower, University College London, Carnaby Street, Haymarket, Shepherd Market (within up to 15 minutes walking distance)